Girard, Christian George, SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Branch Immaterial
Last Primary MOS
11F10-Infantry Operations And Intelligence Specialist
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 11F10, Command & Control South (CCS), MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)
Service Years
1958 - 1968


Special Forces
Sergeant First Class


Three Service Stripes



Five Overseas Service Bars


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Home Country
France
France
Year of Birth
1940
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cambridge, MA
Last Address
Oceana

Casualty Date
Apr 08, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Cambodia
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Cambridge Veterans Cemetary - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Wall/Plot Coordinates
27W 037

 Official Badges 

101st Airbone Division Special Forces Group Infantry Shoulder Cord


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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Master Parachutist
Rifle
Vietnam - Jump Wings

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1964, 4th Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Jackson, SC), E
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyBasic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne School3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry (Rakkasans)1st Battalion, 327th Infantry
Military Assistance Command Vietnam MACVCommand & Control South (CCS), MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)
  1960-1964, US Navy
  1964-1964, 111.1, Basic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne School
  1964-1965, 11C20, HHC, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry (Rakkasans)
  1965-1966, 11B10, C Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry
  1966-1967, 11G50, HHC, Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV), Military Assistance Command Vietnam MACV
  1968-1969, 11F10, Command & Control South (CCS), MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
  1965-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

   
Comments/Citation

from Oceana,Virginia
born 28.7.1940
son of Mrs Raymonde Girard,Massachusetts
single
father KIA Vietnam with French Airborne Forces
former Tiger Force 1/327 1966
former Airborne Advisor to ARVN
KIA helicopter shot down Cambodia


Vietnam Wall Panel coords 27W 037

08 Apr 69- Christian G. Frenchy" Girard, SFC E-7, USASF, SOA, CCS, Ban Me Thout, Ops-35 Died due to a helicopter accident in Cambodia Remains Recovered. During an administrative extraction, the helicopter rotor blade struck a tree causing the helicopter to fall to the ground throwing Girard out of the aircraft at which time the helicopter rolled over and crushed him.

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